Just for today I will treat myself with kindness and respect.
I will see myself like the ocean, vast and infinite and full of hidden powers. I will breathe deep often, taking each breath in and out like the rolling waves of the ocean. I will honor that I am a gift, and although I may not feel that way or see it fully yet, I will be open to just acknowledging it for now.
Just for today I will apply gentle yet effective effort with myself. I will see the things I want to change but I won't poke them, I won't pound them and I won't talk about how much I hate them. Instead, I will apply the slightest bit of energy to them and know that I can wear them away gently, and in the right time.
I will change the things that need to be changed in the same way the ocean carves a deep and beautiful cave through a rock.
As ocean water laps against the hard, formidable rock it does not worry if it can breakthrough. It does not curse the rock or ask why it's there. It is almost like a loving embrace the way it comes to the rock and softly envelopes it over and over again.
Just for today, I too will work on what I need to change with a loving embrace.
I will remember that love is more powerful than hate. I will remember love is truly the easier choice.
If something can unfold easily, naturally & lovingly, like the way water carves into rock, then I will allow myself to enjoy that. Just for today I will remember, it doesn't have to be hard. It can be easy. It can be effortless. It can unfold over time as I go and enjoy other things, allowing my fears, doubts and worries to be worn away in the background. This is truly the most effective way as my attention will stay on what brings me joy.
Today I will be gentle with myself, my fears and the things I want to change. I will not avoid them, but I will not force, I will not torture myself in the process. I will trust that I'm doing what I need to do and I trust that one day I will breakthrough, and it will feel good, because just as once the water breaks through the rock, once it's done it cannot be undone.
Just for today I will trust that all is well. And if I forget all of these things, it's okay, because it was only just for today.